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Shimla Youth Hostel
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Shimla Youth Hostel
Ranked #52 of 164 Specialty Lodging in Shimla
Reviewed November 29, 2013

It is situated near lekker bazaar.500 mtrs from ridge..good himalayn view from here..staff is friendly..room service is not good..restaurant serving avg..food..many options outside frm here..like punjab dhaba n goofa...ideal for group staying with budget standard...try upper side rooms..

Room Tip: Try deluxe upper room..
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Abhishek S
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

our group of friends stayed at this hostel for weeks time. It good time we spent in shimla, As we are YHA members we booked this and also cheap one worth for groups. This is the budget hotel for a large group like we stayed for weeks. Hotel staffs not so friendly and copperative looks like school hostels :) but worth for cheap budget people to stay at shimla.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank prem26bit
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

I had a terrible and worse experience staying at the International Youth Hostel Hotel Satkar in Shimla....I am a non member and made my booking through online during my reservation nowhere it was mention that I had to pay the online fee but I was shock upon arrival that they charged me for doing reservation online...hotel staff was rude and non-co-operative...economy room was so so bad that it looks like a refugee camp...no bathroom light, no hot water, blanket and pillow covers were all dirty, and smelly...room was so damn that horrible...I stayed for 2 nights only coz I already made my payment. we couldn't sleep the entire night coz just outside our window the water was flowing from the tank....they charged me Rs. 500 + taxes + online booking charges which is not worth a penny..... I would not suggest anyone to stay in that hotel ...stay with your own risk...

Room Tip: I would recommend anyone to stay coz its not upto its standard....
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Travelagency753
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Being a Life member of YHAI for last twenty years, have stayed in various youth hostels at many locations. SImilarly, being a travel writer as well, traveled to many places around. Hotel Satkar is not worth a Youth Hostel. It is at best a budget hotel, but at a room tariff of Rs 1500 per night (for a normal double-bed room, they charge 3500 rs for a four bedded family room), it can't be a budget hotel. It was stinking when we stayed there, staff was not prompt in service. Not a good experience at all. Location close to Mall is the USP but only when you want to access it on foot. Reaching hotel with luggage is tough via IGMC.

Room Tip: Choose any room in the front side to have some view and proper ventilation.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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6  Thank Upendra S
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Good place to stay, friendly staff who would stretch their ' rules' to help you. I arrived early & they allowed me without ant extra charge. Food is prepared as your taste buds desire. Good place to stay, nice atmosphere, nice location

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank Poppatpatal
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Also known as Hotel Satkar, this place is accredited by the Youth Hostel Association of India but don't go expecting a hostel dormitory youthful feel. This you will find at the YMCA Simla. Shimla Youth Hostel is a misnomer. It is just another budget Indian hotel that enjoys its elevated location close to the Ridge, maybe a 10 minute walk from the Christ Church. You will pass the Lakkad Bazaar each time you walk to the city center.

The rooms itself are rather basic, and can sometimes feel damp and dank. Windows are better left shut due to the monkey menace. Room boys can get a tad annoying by their insistence to enter the room often without knocking at the slightest reason, but they are not threatening.

The food served here is quite good actually. Dal Khichdi so good, so good! We laughed at the massive portions and our Shimla friend was very wounded. He said 'Mountain people walk up and down the slopes all day long unlike you people from the plains, and we require energy for this so we eat well'

Hotels in Shimla can be quite over priced and this place although not fancy is ok. It is central yet aloof. We returned back as late as 11pm walking through the streets past Lakkad Bazaar and then a quieter stretch with just fruit vendors for company, but never felt unsafe.

Would go back here as it's a great place to soak in the views from the Ridge at night without having to take the Lifts down to the numerous other hotels along the ugly Cart Road that is filled with traffic of the Delhi/Chandigarh honking SUVs

Room Tip: Ask for a room that has views of the IJMC college opposite. Grand vistas
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

I checked on 20th Oct,2012 at this Hotel via YHAI. This is clann staffs are really good and helpfull.... Location is far better than other hotels.....Foods are also good.....I stringly recomend to stay in this Hotel....

Room Tip: Room No.- 21
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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15  Thank avipaldgp
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Address: Near Police Post Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla 171001, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
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Ranked #52 of 164 Specialty Lodging in Shimla
Price Range: $8 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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